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Tucson, Phx set to increase joint water conservation effort

Tucson and Phoenix water officials used the of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announced plans Tuesday for a more than five-fold increase in the conservation effort between the two cities.... Read more»

Snowden to Skype in for UA's 'Conversation on Privacy'

Centennial Hall will host a powerhouse panel on privacy issues Friday, including a Skype appearance by Edward Snowden. Also appearing will be activist Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, a reporter who will also speak after a screening Thursday night at the Loft.... Read more»

Pima County OKs new paid parental leave plan

New parents who work for Pima County will be eligible for reduced pay for a six-week leave, under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The benefits will cost about $500,000 annually, less than the $1.1 million estimated for a proposed plan that would've allowed for full salaries during parental leave.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Wildcats open spring with emphatic win vs. New Mexico

The University of Arizona Women’s soccer team opened up their spring schedule with an away win against the New Mexico Lobos. Plus, Tucsonans feature on MLS opening day.... Read more»

Shortage of large-animal vets threatens health of Arizona livestock industry

Traditional veterinary medicine for large food animals in rural Arizona has all but vanished, leaving the state’s livestock industry increasingly vulnerable to disease and even death.... Read more»

In 'Barrio Stories,' Downtown history comes to life

The Barrio Stories Project, stories of the demolition of the historic heart of Downtown Tucson almost five decades ago, will come to life outside the TCC in a series of performances by Borderlands Theater this Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

TMC wants to recycle, reuse your old car seats

Instead of sending them to a landfill, put old car seats to work.... Read more»

UA study debunks stereotypes about Indian alcoholism

UA researchers examined alcohol use among Native Americans and weighed those results against the use among white people.... Read more»

UA photography center appoints (another) new curator

Rebecca Senf, already a curator of a UA collaboration with the Phoenix Art Museum, has been named the latest in a series of chief curators of the troubled Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. Her predecessor lasted less than two years, and the CCP's director also recently quit — the fifth in seven years.... Read more»1

Tucson's a stage for historic First Folio of Shakespeare

His plots, characters and turns of phrase are familiar to everyone. But many of Shakespeare's plays were not published during his lifetime, and might have been lost forever if not for a rare edition published in the years after his death. One of those historic volumes, a 1623 First Folio, is on display in Tucson.... Read more»1

Preview of 'Barrio Stories' showcases oral histories of Downtown

It's been nearly five decades since hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the historic heart of the Old Pueblo to make way for the Tucson Convention Center. Borderlands Theater's "Barrio Stories" will give voice to those long-flattened buildings and their former occupants.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson economy faces cracks as UA research funding dries up

Cuts in state funding for the UA and stagnant federal research budgets are going to cost the Tucson economy and cost it a lot. $600 million in lost revenue is like losing two-thirds of Davis Monthan Air Force Base or 80 percent of the Raytheon Missile Systems payroll. It's like losing six Ventana Medical Systems.... Read more»2

Annual El Rio health fair coming Saturday

West Side residents can get a free checkup Saturday, including screenings for osteoporosis, cholesterol, breathing, diabetes, high blood pressure, a hearing test, eye exam and other tests.... Read more»

After nation’s deepest higher ed cuts, Az advocates see glimmer of hope

Arizona cut higher education funding deeper than any other state last year, capping a five-year period in which the state led the nation with a 27.3 percent cut from its support for colleges, but the 2017 fiscal budget could see a modest increase.... Read more»1

Technology helps teach Navajo language in new ways

Learning a new language can be hard, especially when the language is as scarce and complicated as Navajo. At the University of Arizona, technology — including apps — is playing a role in passing along Navajo.... Read more»

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